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11. Posted by katzgar (Full Member 188 posts) 2y

expect to get it stolen

12. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2458 posts) 2y

1.) "... I believe you cannot travel without a smartphone nowadays..."

2.) "... expect to get it stolen..."

I assume Katzgas posted tongue-in-cheek, but both statement are (of course) ridiculous...

Cheers,
Terry

13. Posted by katzgar (Full Member 188 posts) 2y

Terry must not travel?

14. Posted by NewViajero (Budding Member 7 posts) 2y

At least smartphone batteries last at least 1 hour if you actually use them. That's good to know when you're stuck in the middle of nowhere without a map or sense of direction.

15. Posted by Luba1 (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

As everyone has already mentioned travelling with a smartphone is fantastic. I've used it mainly for the maps which has helped me greatly. I like to be the spontaneous type where i will look for a random popular destination close by, put it into my maps and make my way there. Yes it does take up your battery life but if you can make sure it's charged at the beginning of each day then you'll be fine :) also, in my experience, having a Samsung SII is one of the best Samsung phones to have. Works better and faster compared to the other 5 or so Samsung's I've had.

16. Posted by katzgar (Full Member 188 posts) 2y

and now we have the commercial for Samsung

17. Posted by courtscastle (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

I am taking my IPhone travelling with me, but am struggling to find the most cost effective way of using it abroad. Are there any sims that can be purchased that can provide cheap international calls so I can ring home without running up a huge bill?

Any suggestions would be appreciated guys!

18. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin 813 posts) 2y

Hi Courtney,

There's a comparison with a few companies in the sim cards guide you could check: http://www.travellerspoint.com/sim-cards.cfm. It will at least give you a starting point for costs, etc.

19. Posted by courtscastle (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

Hi Kellie,

Thank you ever so much for your suggestion, it was a great help and has hopefully solved that issue!

20. Posted by chinamatt (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y

Really depends where you go and how you travel. I work from home and spend at least a month in each place, so it's nice to have the phone. I can make friends and connect via chat apps. Unfortunately, I have an old Verizon phone--from before the government forced the telecom companies to allow SIM card switching--so I can't get a local SIM (I broke down and bought a cheap smartphone in Taiwan for $70). In some countries, it's easy to get free wifi to use such devices. In Tokyo, I rented an apartment that came with pocket wifi and it saved me from getting lost multiple times.